The UK’s planning authorities must change their traditional perceptions of the waste industry in order to fully realise the strategic objectives for transitioning to a circular economy, according to a new report from the Environmental Services Association (ESA).
The report, ‘Planning for a Circular Economy’, published yesterday (11 April), calls for UK planning authorities to increase flexibility when it comes to waste development and adapt to new ways of thinking, enabling successful... More
Six materials, including a bioplastic composite paper, a wetsuit made from natural rubber, and packaging made from up-cycled agricultural residuals have been announced as the finalists for Bio-Based Material of the Year 2017.
Absorbent hygiene product recycler Knowaste’s appeal against a planning rejection for a new plant in West London has also been rejected, leaving the company assessing its options about whether to continue its search for a new development.
Novel materials like bioplastics and carbon fibre could be key to a low-carbon, resource-efficient economy envisioned in the government’s industrial strategy, according to environmental think tank Green Alliance.
Two North Sea oil platforms are on their way to Great Yarmouth for recycling after a partnership between Veolia and oil industry logistics firm Peterson was awarded two contracts to recycle rigs at its facility in Norfolk.